Popewatch 2013 - Vatican Sex Parties

  • Aired:  02/25/13
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Media jackals take advantage of Pope Benedict's exit by spreading rumors about a secret network of gay priests and male prostitutes. (3:55)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK.

THANKS VERY MUCH.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

NATION, AS YOU MAY KNOW, ON THURSDAY POPE BENEDICT WILL BE STEPPING DOWN.

AND AS TELEVISION'S FOREMOST ROMAN CATHOLIC I'LL HAVE FULL COVERAGE OF THIS STORY IN POPE

WATCH: 2013678 I'LL BE ON THE GROUND LIVE FROM ROME TO COVER THE STORY UP CLOSE AND PAPAL.

THIS WEDNESDAY IL PAPA WILL GIVE HIS LAST PUBLIC AUDIENCE AND CIRCLE ST. PETER'S SQUARE IN THE

POPE NOBLE SALUTE THE ENORMOUS CROWD.

NATURALLY, THE JACKALS IN THE MEDIA ARE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF POPE'S EXIT TO STRIKE WITH NEW

SCANDAL RUMORS.

>> BLACKMAIL SEX SCANDAL.

ALLEGATIONS INVOLVING THE CATHOLIC'S CHURCH.

>> ALLEGATIONS INVOLVING SEX, PROSTITUTION AND BLACKMAIL.

>> A SECRET NETWORK OF GAY PRIESTS.

>> ALLEGES THAT A NETWORK THAT THEY MAY HAVE MADE THEMSELVES VULNERABLE TO MALE PROSTITUTIONS.

>> Stephen: THAT'S RIGHT.

THERE'S EVEN CLAIMS OF HIDDEN CAMERA FOOTAGE.

[ LAUGHTER ]

BUT, FOLKS, I DON'T BELIEVE THAT VATICAN FOOTAGE.

THERE ARE WOMEN IN THERE.

[LAUGHTER]

THIS INFORMATION -- [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

-- NOT ALLOWED.

THEY ARE JUST NOT ALLOWED IN.

THIS INFORMATION ABOUT SEX PARTIES ALLEGEDLY COMES FROM AN INVESTIGATION THE POPE HIMSELF

ORDERED LAST APRIL AND WAS RECENTLY DELIVERED TO HIM IN A 300-PAGE TWO VOLUME DOSSIER

BOUND IN RED LEATHER, UNLESS BOUND IN RED LEATHER WAS ONE OF THE ACTS DESCRIBED.

[LAUGHTER]

THE ITALIAN NEWSPAPER SAYS THAT POPE BENEDICT MADE THE DECISION TO STEP DOWN ON DECEMBER 17, THE

SAME DAY HE RECEIVED THE REPORT.

SO EITHER THE REPORT DOES HAVE VERY DAMNING EVIDENCE OR THE POPE DIDN'T WANT TO READ 300 PAGES.

[ LAUGHTER ]

NATURALLY, THE VATICAN ISSUED A STRONG RESPONSE TO THE ALLEGATIONS SAYING IT'S

DEPLORABLE THAT AS WE DRAW CLOSER TO THE BEGINNING OF CONCLAVE THAT THERE BE A

WIDESPREAD DISTRIBUTION OF OFTEN UNVERIFIED, UNVERIFIABLE OR COMPLETELY FALSE NEWS STORIES.

OKAY THESE STORIES ARE COMPLETELY FALSE IS ONE OF THREE OPTIONS THAT THE CHURCH IS OFFERING.

[LAUGHTER]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

LOOK, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN -- [LAUGHTER]

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I'M NOT GOING TO SUGARCOAT IT.

I CAN'T.

IT'S LENT.

[ LAUGHTER ]

THE CHURCH, MY CHURCH, HAS HAD SOME PROBLEMS.

YES, HE WAS MOLESTED AND MONEY WAS LAUNDERS.

BUT THAT'S ALL IN THE PAST NOW.

SIDE NEW DAY FOR THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.

SEX SCANDALS SCANDALS ARE BEHIND US.

>> THE POPE ACCEPTING THE RESIGNATION OF BRITISH CARDINAL KEITH O'BRIEN WHO FOUND HILL

SELF-THE SUBJECT OF A SEX SCANDAL.

[ LAUGHTER ]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Stephen: YOU KNOW, ONE OF THESE DAYS WE'RE GOING TO USE THAT SECOND